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Old 11-21-2012, 12:28 PM   #3841
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Got this for my husband a few years ago.


These aren't knives, but they are our Damascus steel wedding set.



Very nice always liked Damascus rings.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:45 PM   #3842
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Finally picked up something a bit more simple than everything else I have:


Opinel Slim No10.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:27 PM   #3843
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While it may be too late for the project you were doing you could have made a rubber mold of that unless there was a lot of hidden detail in your pic.I made molds like that for the furniture industry primarily but we also did figurines and lamps that had that kind of detail for production.
I've made one RTV mold for it, with 90% success - I've poured new wax into it and got a good copy, but I failed to pull a vacuum, and got air bubbles near my work. Which translates to, when new wax is poured, it's the right shape, but as it shrinks while cooling, it's pulling those near-surface air bubbles into the shape, leaving dimples where I need a smooth surface. This only happens on the side that was "down" as the RTV was curing around the original wax, which I still have intact.

I just need to build a curing chamber that can handle a vacuum, I have a hand pump that should work well enough, and I can make a bubble-free mold to work from - then it's miller time for that project.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:32 PM   #3844
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I have an old knife/bayonet that was found buried about 15 years ago.


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Old 11-22-2012, 01:13 PM   #3845
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maybe this: Camillus Pilot Survival Knife http://www.knivesplus.com/CM-5733B-Camillus.HTML

Popular in the Vietnam era. Don't know when they stopped making them. Camillus went out of business in 2007.

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Old 11-22-2012, 01:38 PM   #3846
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Finally picked up something a bit more simple than everything else I have:


Opinel Slim No10.
i have one, can shave with it! an excellent fillet knife
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:26 PM   #3847
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That Camillus was just a K-Bar knockoff, and I loathe hollow handles - it puts far more strain on the blade/handle junction than you should have, and lots of them broke for that reason.

As for the Opinel, I carry a medium standard blade as my regular pocketknife. Also shaving sharp, simple, elegant. I'm slowly doing Norse-style carving over the handle wood, to give it some character and grip. I have one ring of 3-strand knotwork already, near the bolster, and the rest is waiting for the muses to strike.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:44 PM   #3848
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That pilot's knife would have a stacked leather handle. It's not hollow although
the big pommel may make it look that way.
I was selling new ones in the 90s.


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Old 11-22-2012, 02:56 PM   #3849
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That Camillus was just a K-Bar knockoff, and I loathe hollow handles - it puts far more strain on the blade/handle junction than you should have, and lots of them broke for that reason.
What about this?

Will the awesome hold it together?

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Old 11-22-2012, 03:06 PM   #3850
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That pilot's knife would have a stacked leather handle. It's not hollow although
the big pommel may make it look that way.
I was selling new ones in the 90s.


Not intending to discredit Smithy.
Indeed, my bad. I've seen too many "survival knives" with that handle shape, that were hollow tubes, screwed into a tapped hole in the back of the blade at the guard. Stupidest design ever conceived, but they sold a million of 'em, so someone made some money.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:10 PM   #3851
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What about this?

Will the awesome hold it together?

I just threw up in my mouth.



Making a proper bowie that complimented a well-made 1911 would have been nice, even match the checkering on the grips/slabs - but no pistol grip ever made a good knife grip, and the use of a really nice piece of mammoth ivory is just utterly wasted on this abomination. And that's not even mentioning the useless addition of a fake drilled-through bullet, and the inclusion of a multi-tool that has a knife on it, stored in the handle of a much better knife (one could hope).

I don't know the maker at all, and Coop will photograph anything you send him as long as it has an edge, but dear god that thing is horrible. If I were the Colt company, I'd be offended.
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We all have different 'tastes', life would be pretty boring otherwise. As much as I love my 1911, I would consider that to be the perfect answer ...... for a question that I never asked.

My guess about the dummy round was that it might fit in the 'magazine' to make it look full. Not that I can think of any good reason to do that.

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We all have different 'tastes', life would be pretty boring otherwise. As much as I love my 1911, I would consider that to be the perfect answer ...... for a question that I never asked.



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You're more polite than I am.

It's the mix of aesthetics that's all wrong.

The camo print and survival content match, but the gun magazine/knife don't, really, and the dress grips and distressed sheath totally clash, as does mammoth and "survival" as a concept. Too many contradictions, and just because something can be done, does not mean that it should be done.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:49 PM   #3854
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I have an old knife/bayonet that was found buried about 15 years ago.


Can anybody tell me anything about it????

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That looks like an early version of the USAF survival knife made by the Ontario Knife Company. I've been using one for camping/hiking for years. A very sturdy knife.

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That looks like an early version of the USAF survival knife made by the Ontario Knife Company. I've been using one for camping/hiking for years. A very sturdy knife.

Best,
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Stamping on the blade is Camillus NY.

Not a hollow handle, it's quite heavy. It was the Vietnam Vet's that lived two houses over. Ex-Special Forces, part of the Phoenix Project I was told.

He had things buried all over the place. He even gave me practice gernades for party favors....

This was in a 50cal ammo box full of assorted survival items. He let me keep the knife. It will slice paper and shave the hair off my arm.

I also helped him dig up a 50cal sniper rifle and 500 rounds of ammo about a mile out of town.

Glad I'm on his side...


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